Karen Gillian Defends Marvel & James Gunn After Scorsese's Comments

Carla Harmon
October 7, 2019

Those who make comic book movies are certainly taking issue with the statement made by Martin Scorsese, even if they're fans of the man himself.

"I mean that's like saying Bugs Bunny ain't amusing".

While speaking with reporters from Variety during Tyler Perry's opening party for his new Atlanta studio, Jackson gave his real opinion of what Martin had to say. Everybody's got an opinion, so I mean it's okay. It's not going to stop people from making films anytime soon.

He shared: "I don't see them". Films are films. You know, everybody doesn't like his stuff either. "But that's not cinema". "It isn't the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being".


"Avengers" director Joss Whedon also accused Scorsese was devaluing the work put into these movies by filmmakers like Gunn. "Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn tweeted that he was "saddened" by Scorsese's comments, and one of the film's actors, Karen Gillan, defended Gunn's films on artistic grounds: "[the films are] a very big representation of who [Gunn] is as a person and therefore it's very cinematic".

'I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film.

"I'm saddened that he's now judging my films in the same way".

In a recent interview, Scorsese had said that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies don't serve the goal of cinema and are rather a theme park adventure.


He concluded his Twitter thread by posting: "I'm not saying religious zealotry is the same as not liking my movies, or in the same category'".

"Everybody has dreams about things they want to do and what they hope to accomplish".

Martin Scorsese has been in the news recently, less for the release of his latest and best-reviewed film to date, The Irishman, and more for his recent disparagement of Marvel Movies, implying they do not hold up to the standard of "true cinema".

Marvel's Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film in history this summer, minting more than Dollars 2.8 billion at the global box office.


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